Rotational Pharmacist- Band 6

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Pharmacy Team at Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust.

We are looking for an enthusiastic pharmacist (or soon to be registered pharmacist) to join our dedicated paediatric Pharmacy department.

Main duties of the job

You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide a high quality medicines optimisation service to children in Sheffield, South Yorkshire and the surrounding areas.

You would gain experience through a structured rotation programme working in Clinical Pharmacy Services on specialist medical and surgical wards as well as participating in operational Pharmacy Services.

You would be joining our friendly team to provide clinical pharmacy services at the acute site of the Trust where you will gain experience in many specialities including neurosurgery, oncology and Haematology, endocrinology, specialist orthopaedics, neonatal surgery, metabolic disease, gastroenterology, respiratory diseases, HDU, cystic fibrosis and neurology.

You would spend time working in different clinical specialities under the guidance of senior specialist pharmacists and working within a team of about 60 pharmacy staff.

You will be encouraged to undertake a Diploma in Clinical pharmacy.

After an initial training period, there is a requirement to participate in the provision of an on-call service on a rotational basis together with weekend and Bank Holiday services.

About us

Sheffield Children's is one of three independent, specialist paediatric hospitals in the country, providing dedicated healthcare for children and young people across community, mental health and acute specialist settings.

We have three overarching aims that set the direction for the Trust in our vision \to create a healthier future for children and young people.
  • Outstanding patient care
  • Brilliant place to work
  • Leader in children's health

Our commitment to rewarding colleagues is demonstrated through our brilliant reward and benefits offer including; generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme and access to salary sacrifice schemes such as cycle to work and lease cars.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a band 6 pharmacist you will actively participate in the full range of services provide by pharmacy. This will include providing a clinical pharmacy service to specific wards on a rotational basis as well as training in aseptic services to contribute to the cytotoxic, CIVAS and PN services.You will be working with other pharmacists, medicines management technicians, assistants, pre-registration pharmacists and a wider multidisciplinary team.For more information on the main responsibilities for this post, please refer to the job description and person specification.

For an informal chat about this role , please contact Gill Hinson, or 01142 717376

Inclusive Recruitment & Selection

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and accurate data capture is an important part of that to ensure we are supportive and representative. Our aim is to ensure that all applicants can see themselves in the available categories on our application form, but we recognise that some of our data capture fields are not inclusive. We have flagged this with our system provider to ask for change.

We offer encouragement and active support to applicants with additional needs, including those from ethnic minorities, with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community. If you wish to adjust any aspect of the recruitment process or wish to find out more about our recruitment & selection processes, please get in touch with our Recruitment Manager:

We are continually reviewing our recruitment & selection process to support the long-term aim of Sheffield Childrens being a champion of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. If you have any ideas for improvement, please get in touch with Catherine Gilbert at

Trust Values

The Trust is committed to providing great quality patient care and keep children, young people and families at the heart of what we do by following our CARE values:
  • Compassion leading by kindness and showing empathy, understanding and respect
  • Accountability striving to do the right thing and owning responsibility
  • Respect value differences, tackling inequality and fostering a culture of inclusion
  • Excellence delivering a high-quality standard of care

Person Specification

Qualification & Training


  • Must be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council of Great Britain
  • Have a vocational master's degree in pharmacy pre-registration training and experience. If qualified before 2002 hold a degree in pharmacy plus 1 year pre-registration training and experience.


  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
  • Membership of the Neonatal and Paediatric Pharmacy group (NPPG)
  • IT qualification e.g. ECDL



  • Hospital pharmacy / Paediatric pharmacy services

Knowledge & Skills


  • Clinical pharmacy
  • Aware of hospital and national policies and procedures
  • Can communicate clearly with other clinical professionals and patients/ parents


  • Capable of teaching other healthcare staff.

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